Canon FS-CF and FS-CF Pro Portable Compact Flash DTE recorders

Canon FS-CF and FS-CF Pro portable CompactFlash DTE recorders

Canon FS-CF and FS-CF Pro portable CompactFlash DTE recorders

In addition to the XF305 and XF300 camcorders, Canon introduces also the FS-CF and FS-CF Pro portable Compact Flash DTE recorders at the 2010 NAB Show. Designed to offer HD video recording to Compact Flash (CF) cards for Canon’s line of HDV camcorders and Mini-DV camcorders, these DTE recorders support 1080 24F, 25F and 30F, 50i and 60i frame rates in both QuickTime and M2T file formats. They have a single card slot for Type 1 CF cards and can be easily connected to both Windows and Mac systems via USB 2.0.

The FS-CF and FS-CF Pro are priced at $995 and $1,295 respectively. Highlights of Focus Enhancements FS-CF Pro and FS-CF units include:

  • Create custom, NLE compatible (Final Cut Pro and Avid), clip and time code based metadata
  • Dynamically log metadata wirelessly during recording (FS-CF Pro)
  • Playback recorded content on the color LCD (FS-CF Pro)
  • Easily browse thumbnails and details of recorded content on the LCD or the web interface (FS-CF Pro)
  • Support of popular DTE formats such as QuickTime (1080 24F, 25F and 30F, 50i, 60i) MXF (1080 50i and 60i) (FS-CF Pro) and M2T (1080 24F, 25F and 30F, 50i, 60i) for HDV and RawDV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, Matrox AVI, MXF (Pro Only) and Canopus AVI for DV
  • Timelapse and single frame record (DV only) as well as retro-disk recording (FS-CF Pro)
  • Side located, removable Compact Flash slot that accepts standard Type 1, minimum 30MB/s Compact Flash Cards (currently available up to 64GB)
  • Polymer dust cover for shock and moisture protection
  • Record over 2.2 hours of 1080i HDV on a single 32GB card
  • 6-pin IEEE1394 interface to DV or HDV cameras
  • Fast USB 2.0 interface to Mac or Windows based NLE systems
  • Supports large file sizes with UDF disk format on CF cards
  • Ultra compact design weighs only 12 oz and features silent fanless operation
  • Color back-lit LCD for menu navigation and status
  • Back-lit scroll wheel for easy menu navigation
  • Removable 3-hour (record time) Li-Ion battery pack
  • 12V power input and supplied AC adapter


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